Crawfish Day at the State Farmers Market

by | Jun 8, 2012

The State Farmers Market will be hosting Crawfish Day Saturday. Fresh N.C. crawfish will be sold starting at 10 a.m. Make sure you get there early because the crawfish go fast. Crawfish will be sold for $6 per pound live or $7 per pound cooked. There is a 5-pound minimum purchase for live crawfish and a pound minimum for cooked crawfish. There is a 25-pound limit per person and no preorders will be accepted.

N.C. crawfish growers raise crustaceans in ponds across the Piedmont and coast.

In addition to crawfish, you’ll find blueberries, peaches, green peppers, vegetables and other leafy greens at farmers markets and roadside stands across the state. Plan your trip this weekend for one of the state-operated farmers markets, or find another farmers market near you using Here are some of the other events going on at the state-operated farmers markets:

Master Gardener Plant Clinic
WNC Farmers Market
Saturday, June 9; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Master Gardeners will be on hand this Saturday and June 23 to answer your gardening questions. All clinics are free, and the public is encouraged to bring samples from problem plants or insects that need to be diagnosed. The Master Gardener Program provides research-based information on home horticulture. Trained volunteers are prepared to help with advice on growing plants, insect identification and managing disease problems.

Fire Safety Day
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
Saturday, June 9; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Colfax Fire Department will educate the public on fire safety. There will be a smokehouse, several fire engines and games for the whole family. The department also will be selling hot dogs as a fund-raising event.